Activate Trial License

Tamas Gaspar

Step 1: Register and Download

Use the Trial License to tryout the full functionality of Archicad for up to 30 days on a single computer. A serial number can be obtained by registering at Archicad installation files will be available after registration and login on the

Step 2: Start Installation Process

After downloading Archicad installer, run installation file and install Archicad. See step by step installation description here.

Step 3: Enter username and serial number

After a successful registration you will receive a Serial Number via email. The username is the email address you have registered with. Without these, the Archicad Trial license cannot be activated! Start Archicad and select the proper choice to activate the Trial license with the serial number.
Please be aware that you must enter the serial number exactly as it appears in the email you received. We suggest that you use the Copy (Ctrl-C) and Paste (Ctrl-V) method to enter your serial number. Once you entered the User ID and Serial Number click on Restart Archicad.
For troubleshooting of the activation process please click here
Important Note for Archicad 19 and older Please note that on Windows operation systems Educational or Trial license activation works if you've got only 32 bit of Java installed on your machine. (License activation in Archicad 20 does not requires Java) You can check your current Java version(s) by opening Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features:
If you've got also 64 bit of Java - if (64 bit) is not listed then you've got Java 32 bit only - please uninstall it before you activate your educational or trial license.


After expiration

Please note, that Trial Licenses cannot be renewed. Once the Trial license has been expired, the Trial plan files can be opened with a commercial license only on the same computer. This opening process automatically converts the opened file to commercial.


I did not receive the e-mail with the serial number. How do I request it again?

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